Re: literary text adventures, nGaw points me to the 1984 Brøderbund game Mindwheel, which was written by Robert Pinsky, of all people (review; walkthrough/puzzle spoilers). Sounds like the "electronic novel" aspect and the "interactivity" aspect don't mesh as well as they should.
The Muddy Bug website is here for now until we iron out the problem with getting muddybug.com to point there. I haven't played a gig in two and a half yearswish me luck.
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